CensorshipEssay Kayla Johannes

A Story With a Hidden Meaning When reading “What You Pawn I Will Redeem” by Sherman Alexei, readers get the impression that Jackson Jackson, the main character, is very irresponsible, an d doesn’t do anything with his life except get drunk and pass out on railroad tracks. Jacks n Jackson also made out and most likely did many other inappropriate things in the bathroom m of a bar. Even as 16 and 1 7 year olds, there are many students in this age group that I know will

I complain and be offended by the things Jackson Jackson does. However, those who do not look past those things, don’t realize that the story is actually teaching a very great life lesson. “What Y oh Pawn Will Redeem” teaches readers to put your needs before your wants, to put others before yourself and to work hard for what you want or need. When Jackson Jackson discovers that his grandmothers stolen regalia is being sold at the local thrift shop, he does everything in his will to get it back.

Many people give him money to help him raise the $999 that the regalia is being sold for. Instead of saving the money, though, he spends it on beer and food. Though it seems as if the beer was an unnecessary rye expense for Jackson, it is something that has become a part of his life, and something he f eels is a need. He also buys food at a local restaurant for himself and 3 others. Food is obvious y something needed for survival, so if the reader was to really think about it, Jackson spent the MO nee wisely.